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World Mayors Council on Climate Change congratulates new ICLEI Secretary General

January 18, 2013

Mayor Park Won Soon from Seoul (South Korea), Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC), and Mayor Jürgen Nimptsch from Bonn (Germany), Vice Chair of the Council have extended their deepest congratulations to new ICLEI Secretary General, Gino Van Begin.

Mayor Park said, “The vision and passion Mr. Van Begin showed during the ICLEI – Seoul East Asia Days in October, 2012 were more than inspirational for all participants including myself”.

Mayor Park further acknowledged the contribution to the development and management that Mr. Van Begin has made to ICLEI over the last 10 years as Deputy Secretary General and Director of the ICLEI European Secretariat. 

Mayor Nimptsch added his support for Mr. Van Begin and ICLEI, “I extend my heartiest congratulations to Gino Van Begin as the new Secretary General of ICLEI. I have shared a close relationship with ICLEI, both as the Vice Chair of the Council and through the City of Bonn. I see this relationship growing and prospering under Mr. Van Begin’s expert and nurturing guidance.”

Both Mayor Park and Mayor Nimptsch reiterated their support for ICLEI saying, “As the Chair and Vice Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, we are committed to a making contribution to the development of ICLEI in 2013.”